Definition of open-reel in English:

open-reel

Syllabification: o·pen-reel
Pronunciation: /ˌōpənˈrēl/

adjective

(Of an audiotape recorder) having reels of tape requiring individual threading, as distinct from a cassette.
More example sentences
  • When I was a kid, I discovered, in a cupboard at home, a huge open-reel tape recorder, bought by my Dad in the 1950s.
  • The manuscript and printed material is now stored in fifteen archive boxes, whilst the forty-four sound recordings, comprising thirty-nine cassette and five open-reel items, are shelved separately.
  • The label obtains open-reel tapes (or very good quality LP pressings) of classical recordings some might consider ‘caviare for the general.’

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